Officials - East Midlands

Officials - East Midlands

This page is for your point of contact with the elected Regional Council system covering Officials' matters. It is set up to allow you to know who is responsible for this subject area (which we call a Portfolio) in the East Midlands. We intend to increase the content of the page once the system is fully up and running with content like news items relevant to the portfolio either in the region or more widely and details of the matters you seem most concerned with from your feedback. The regional councillor heading up the officials' portfolio in the East Midlands is profiled below.

Getting in touch

To contact your portfolio holder simply email

Barry Parker 

I have been involved in the sport’s administration since 1991 when I became Derbyshire Secretary and the North of England AA Secretary in 2000. I have been involved with the East Midlands Region, as a member of the Advisory Group, and as an elected member rising to Regional Chair. I am currently a co-optee on both the Regional Council and National Council. I am the Track & Field Officials Secretary for the Midlands & South West.

I have been involved in Officiating since 1987 and have moved through the lower grades to my present status as Level 4 Track and Endurance, Level 3 Photo Finish and Level 2 Field and Timekeeping. As a Level 1 Track and Endurance Tutor (and member of the Endurance Education Group) I am very much involved in the development of Officials at all levels. I have been very fortunate in being selected for the most important Track & Field Championships held in England since 2002.

I have recently been elected as Chair of Derby AC so I have an interest in club athletics and professionally in Schools Athletics and have been a member of Derbys Schools Committee since the mid-1970’s and a past member of the ESAA General Committee. As a Regional and National Councillor I am interested in developing the sport as much as I can for future generations of athletes and Officials.